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Dispelling Myths About the 2012 Election

Samuel Best | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Samuel Best

Every election campaign perpetuates its own myths about the American electorate, and this year was no exception. Before such spin becomes treated as fact, we review some of the biggest misconceptions of the 2012 presidential election.

Why Everyone Got The Youth Vote Wrong

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.09.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo The ‘enthusiasm gap’ was all you really heard about when it came to young voters this election. So most people, ...

Massive Age Gaps in Voting for 2012 Elections

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

For years, young voters have been discounted and labeled as apathetic no shows when it comes to voting. After 2012, the age gap will be ignored at a politician's peril.

Another Millennial Triumph

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In an election as close as this year's presidential contest, any group can make a credible claim for having made the critical difference in the outcome. But there is certainly no denying the impact the Millennial Generation had on the outcome of the 2012 election.

Tyler Kingkade

How Young Voters Became The Deciding Factor In The 2012 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney lost the youth vote by a huge margin, and with it, he lost the presidency. Sixty percent of young voters who cast ballots c...

Tyler Kingkade

More Young Voters Cast Ballots Than In 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Young voters represented a greater share of the national electorate Tuesday than four years ago, once again voting for President Barack Ob...

Youth Voter Turnout Is HUGE ... On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

If you logged in to Facebook today, you may have noticed a box at the top of the newsfeed asking whether you plan to vote. Facebook is tracking res...

So, Political Ads Have Gotten Kind Of Extreme

Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy

It's time for young voters to grab this election by the balls... or something. We're not sure, frankly. But whatever this ad wants the youth to do, ...

What's Happened to Our Elections?

Jess Coleman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

When the results come in tomorrow, I will not be thinking about Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, but instead the factors that make this election what I like to call the DUMB election. Here's why.

25 Issues That Matter Most To HuffPost Teen Bloggers

Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen

Today, the long Presidential race will finally be over as your friends and families head to the polls. Even though most of you are not yet old enough ...

By The Numbers: How Minority Youth Will Impact The 2012 Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Black Voices

In a tight race to the finish, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney won't only be looking to swing states like Ohio and Florida for a win, but ...

3 Reasons You Should Vote This Election

Nahal Shakib | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Nahal Shakib

There are two very distinct paths our country will choose from and it is more important than ever to cast a vote in this election.

To Vote, Or Not to Vote?

Zach Veach | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Zach Veach

I challenge you to get out and vote if you are of age. If you aren't, use this opportunity to learn how the system works and see which party you would fall under and what issues are important to you.

Kids Talk Presidential Election in Iowa

Ethos Magazine | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Ethos Magazine

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Meeker Elementary School in Ames, Iowa, spoke with us after casting their ballots in a mock election Oct. 26.

D For Drive, R For Reverse

David Issacharoff | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
David Issacharoff

Obama's America is doing better. With all this, who needs Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to come and ruin four years of real progress?

Young People Will Vote If You Text Them

Christina Blacken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Blacken

Think of voting as learning how to drive. You wouldn't speed off in your first car without learning how to drive first (I would hope). Why are young voters expected to get in the driver's seat without an instruction manual on how to get started?

Student Voters: No ID, No Idea

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.05.2012 | College

It's unclear exactly how many college students will find it difficult to vote on Tuesday because of voter identification requirements in various state...

Young People in the 2012 Elections

Jack Cahn | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Jack Cahn

My message to young people across this country is that this election will directly impact your lives in so many ways -- get involved with election and participate in the democratic process.

Why No Focus on Young People This Election Season?

Trei Dudley | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Trei Dudley

I am looking forward to engaging in this election season as a voter, not as a Republican or a Democrat, but as a young American who wants both parties to keep young people -- America's future -- a top priority.

The Day After the Election: Why It Matters More

Scott Warren | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Scott Warren

I, like many Americans, will probably not be incredibly motivated or hopeful on November 7, the day after the election. But it's more important than ever that we all re-engage in the political process, as disgusted as we are with the current election.

The Issues Are What Matters

Jessica Chitkuer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Teen
Jessica Chitkuer

Looking past party biases and one-sidedness allows students to really take a look at the issues at hand.

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with OurTime.org to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Why I Vote

Jessica Lander | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Jessica Lander

I am a 24-year-old teacher -- smack in the middle of America's "young generation" of 18-30-year-olds -- and I am troubled that half of my cohort -- my peers, my co-workers, my friends -- choose not to exercise their right to vote.

Nonpartisan Presidential and Senate Candidate Guides

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race, the key Senate races, and selected House races.

The Youth Vote: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Samuel Best | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Samuel Best

These headlines fit well with the conventional storyline that young adults participated in large numbers in the "wave election" of 2008, but may not duplicate that effort in 2012. However, should we deduce from the Harvard poll that the youth vote will desert President Obama in 2012?